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Reviews of Boardrider Backpacker and Budget Motel

Hostel | Rear 63, The Corso, Sydney, Australia 0000

60.3% Overall Rating

10 out of 25 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/03/2014)

"The location is absolutely fantastic with the beach a minutes walk away. The Hostel itself has a good atmosphere with plenty of areas to relax and be social."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Linen

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60.3%

Overall Rating

10 out of 25 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Boardrider Backpacker and Budget Motel'

Atmosphere
60.0%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
54.4%
Cleanliness
44.8%
Staff
70.4%
Value
49.6%
Safety
57.6%
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37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

30 November 2014

Liked: Receptionist was very helpful

Disliked: So so dirty, essentially the night manager is a dealer, so that explains so much. The whole place was in state of disrepair, bins over flowing and it stank of weed and feet. As it was so busy, I was initially placed in the room which the staff lived in, I was told I wasnt supposed to be in there by one of the receptionists, she made me go downstairs and double check, (i think she had some personal friction with the other receptionist). Came back to the room and she was grinding and rolling a joint causing the whole room to stink. I went back down to reception and was fortunately moved to another room, which had lockers as none of the doors locked and I wanted to ensure my stuff was safe. After speaking to some of the other guests, it turned out there were some very long term residents with people staying in the hostel for 6 months, to five years.... On a whole it's personally a shame, it could be a great place, in an excellent location, good facilities (just dirty), if the long term residents and the drugs were evicted! Oh and a deep clean.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

pat schultz

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2014 pat would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap and clean, in the centre of Manly, good parking arangements.

Disliked: pat left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

28 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is absolutely fantastic with the beach a minutes walk away. The Hostel itself has a good atmosphere with plenty of areas to relax and be social.

Disliked: The kitchen became extremely unclean very quickly. It also had limited to no space for new guests to store any food.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Tom Poulter

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 January 2014

Liked: Cheap

Disliked: Dirty

28.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals

02 January 2014

Liked: It was not too hard to get to from the city.

Disliked: Dirty kitchen and hostel, no silverware or plates, no knowledge of who is staying where, the staff do not care who stays overnight and whether they pay. There were not enough lockers and the room smelled like a boys locker room when you slept because the fans were terrible.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

25 March 2013

Liked: Friendly staff. Great location.

Disliked: Didn't sleep a wink. Full time residents seem to have the run of the place & do not adhere to noise restrictions after 12. Carpet filthy, bathrooms falling apart, heaps of cockroaches in my private room. For $90 a night, would expect not to be right next to common room & stairs to roof terrace. All in all, not a terrible place but only for party animals who don't wanna sleep.

22.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

kelly eckenroth

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 February 2013

Liked: Leaving

Disliked: Everything.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Karen Defries

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

10 March 2012 Karen would recommend this property

Liked: The location was excellent, the staff were very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were old but clean and I did not see a single cockroach in the entire week I was there, which really impressed me

Disliked: The room was a bit stuffy, and the power behind the main bed needed to have a button pressed to get power and this only lasted 3 hrs. As I need to use a machine whilst sleeping this was a bit inconvenient as I would wake up when the power went off and need to press the button again.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lillian Kavanagh

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

31 January 2012 Lillian would recommend this property

Liked: Family room was very spacious with a double bed and bunk beds. Lovely balcony. Tea and coffee making facilities. Staff vary helpful. Hostel location and price excellent. Would recommend this hostel to backpackers of all ages.

Disliked: Lillian left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

27 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Eventhough they did not receive my reservation on time and that they were suposed to be full, I had this fantastic night manager who could find me a room.

Disliked: Their website was stating that the front desk was open til 7 pm but was close at 6 pm.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good position, good kitchen and living room

Disliked: 4bed share room small

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Martin Perret

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 January 2011

Liked: location

Disliked: rooms and bathrooms

31.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

03 January 2010

Liked: This place was terrible. Easily the worst place Ive stayed (and ive stayed in some pretty bad places), especially considering the price! The rooms are extremely dirty, sheets smell bad, rooms have very poor ventilation- and no ac, only 1 tiny floor fan for the entire 10 bed room. Check out is early-10 and you lose your deposit if you are even 1 minute late. The manly area is nice, but gets old fast. On top of this the staff confiscates any alcohol found in the rooms and you are not allowed to drink in them. Very loud at night, but not in a good way. Bathrooms are in poor condition and the majority of the time ,not stocked with toilet paper. Most everyone here is long term and either French or Swiss and/or studying an English program near by. Some of these students are very friendly, but otherwise, people mostly keep to themselves or smoke on the balcony. Unless you are desperate for a place, there is no reason to stay at this dump.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Holly Whinnerah

04 May 2008 Holly would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location and facilities!! would definately reccomend this hostel to anyone wanting a friendly place to stay :)

Disliked: Holly left no negative feedback.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

31 March 2008

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

21 November 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: but only for people who wants to surf. Not for Couples.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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